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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. This two-minute video gives a brief introduction to radiation oncology and explains how it can be such a crucial part of cancer therapy. Close to 60 percent of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point during the treatment of their illness. Learn what to expect.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR BRAIN TUMORS

Download the Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors brochure
Download the side effects chart for radiation therapy for brain tumors
Download the Radiation Therapy for Cancer brochure
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